4th ODI, Gqeberha, April 13, 2009, Australia tour of South Africa
(45.5/50 ov, T:318) 256

South Africa won by 61 runs

Player Of The Match
110 (116)
South Africa Innings
Australia Innings
Match Flow
South Africa  (50 ovs maximum)
Graeme Smith (c)c †Haddin b Hopes2030442066.66
Herschelle Gibbs c Clarke b Bracken1101161629294.82
Jacques Kallis c Ferguson b Harwood1724371170.83
AB de Villiers c Ferguson b Johnson847410163113.51
Albie Morkel  b Johnson46130066.66
Mark Boucher not out 29254031116.00
Jean-Paul Duminy c MEK Hussey b Harwood40253240160.00
Extras(lb 7, w 6)13
TOTAL50 Ov (RR: 6.34, 217 Mins)317/6
Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Graeme Smith, 10.1 ov), 2-87 (Jacques Kallis, 17.6 ov), 3-223 (Herschelle Gibbs, 38.3 ov), 4-240 (Albie Morkel, 40.6 ov), 5-252 (AB de Villiers, 42.4 ov), 6-317 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 49.6 ov)
Nathan Bracken1006416.40266110
38.3 to HH Gibbs, he goes, after an excellent knock! Bracken pushed it full this time, on middle, Gibbs made room and attempted to loft that over long-on, timed it well but not well enough, found Clarke in the deep who took it comfortably. 223/3
Mitchell Johnson1005925.90339030
40.6 to JA Morkel, bowled'im! Came back in after landing on a good length outside off, Morkel tried to guide that to third man from the crease but was late into the shot, the ball jagged back in sharply to beat his bat and clip off stump. 240/4
42.4 to AB de Villiers, bowled on a good length on middle and leg, not quite full for the waft over midwicket that de Villiers was attempting, mistimed it completely and Ferguson at mid-on ran a couple of yards to his left to snap a well-judged catch. 252/5
James Hopes1005715.70274100
10.1 to GC Smith, Hopes strikes! Just a fraction short outside off, Smith comes down the pitch while simultaneously giving himself some room, slashes hard but gets a thick edge, actually off the bottom of the bat straight to Haddin who accepts it gleefully. 46/1
Shane Harwood1005725.70234020
17.6 to JH Kallis, Harwood gets his maiden ODI wicket! Banged in short outside off, Kallis times that a little too well for his liking, upper-cuts it straight to third man, who's right at the edge waiting for it and takes a well-judged catch bending forward. 87/2
49.6 to JP Duminy, comes back well with a wicket off the last ball, short on middle and off, pulled away well but straight to Hussey at deep square leg who dives forward running in to take a sharp catch. 317/6
Nathan Hauritz705107.28151400
Michael Clarke302207.3361100
Australia  (T: 318 runs from 50 ovs)
Brad Haddin c Parnell b Botha78619374127.86
Michael Clarke  b van der Merwe50681024073.52
Ricky Ponting (c)c Morkel b Steyn5367794079.10
Callum Ferguson st †Boucher b van der Merwe3660050.00
Michael Hussey lbw b van der Merwe2980022.22
David Hussey c & b Steyn20203020100.00
James Hopes c Gibbs b Parnell31284130110.71
Mitchell Johnson  b Morkel56110083.33
Nathan Hauritz  b Steyn3590060.00
Nathan Bracken not out 016000.00
Shane Harwood  b Steyn042000.00
Extras(lb 4, w 7)11
TOTAL45.5 Ov (RR: 5.58, 197 Mins)256
Fall of wickets: 1-129 (Brad Haddin, 20.4 ov), 2-137 (Michael Clarke, 23.3 ov), 3-145 (Callum Ferguson, 25.1 ov), 4-151 (Michael Hussey, 27.4 ov), 5-188 (David Hussey, 35.5 ov), 6-226 (Ricky Ponting, 40.6 ov), 7-245 (Mitchell Johnson, 43.3 ov), 8-255 (James Hopes, 44.4 ov), 9-256 (Nathan Hauritz, 45.1 ov), 10-256 (Shane Harwood, 45.5 ov)
Dale Steyn7.514445.61318010
35.5 to DJ Hussey, but that's where it stops for Australia, banged in short on middle, goes for the pull but it's onto him a little quickly, gets the top-edge and there are fielders converging to pouch that on the leg side, Steyn is the quickest to get to it and takes a good catch running to his right. 188/5
40.6 to RT Ponting, He's gone now! What an eventful over, could well be the decisive blow. Held it back this time and banged it in short on middle, tried to pull it over midwicket, struck it well but couldn't clear him, Albie Morkel times his jump to perfection and Australia are pegged back again. 226/6
45.1 to NM Hauritz, the end is nearing for the visitors now! Slightly short on middle, Hauritz makes room to dab that down to third man, misses it completely and the ball crashes into the stumps. 256/9
45.5 to SM Harwood, Timber, It's all over! Full and straight, bang on middle, Harwood tries his level best to dig it out but can't get his bat down in time, the stumps are pegged back and the crowd roars. 256/10
Wayne Parnell906417.11207100
44.4 to JR Hopes, good length on middle and leg but moved a hint away from the batsman, Hopes tried to clip that over the in-field on the leg side, was into the shot a little too early, lobbed off the outside-half of the bat in the direction of backward point where Gibbs took a dolly. 255/8
Jacques Kallis402506.25113010
Albie Morkel502515.0091010
43.3 to MG Johnson, superb yorker on middle, Johnson has made room but the length just isn't right for him, in the blockhole, he fails to get his bat down in time and the stumps take a beating!. 245/7
Johan Botha1004814.80290300
20.4 to BJ Haddin, Parnell's snapped it this time, flighted on the off stump, Haddin is tempted and attempts to clear long-on again, doesn't strike this as well as the previous one, gets more elevation than he would have wanted and finds Parnell, who takes it gleefully just inside the ropes. 129/1
Roelof van der Merwe1004634.60251020
23.3 to MJ Clarke, he's gone now and South Africa have struck back with two quick wickets, forced much quicker through the air, landed on a good length on middle and spun away sharply, Clarke was beaten by the pace as well as the spin to watch is offstump pegged back. 137/2
25.1 to CJ Ferguson, spin does the trick again, van der Merwe has turned this game around, similar ball to the one that got Clarke but bowled outside the off stump this time, Ferguson stepped out of his crease to play it into the off side but was done in by the sharp spin away from him, Boucher collected it cleanly and clipped off the bails to find the batsman just short. 145/3
27.4 to MEK Hussey, van der Merwe you beauty! Flatter, following up on three flighted deliveries, landed just a fraction outside off stump and turned in towards Hussey to rap him on the pads as he got onto the back foot to work it behind square. Replays indicate he was struck in line with leg stump. 151/4
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St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossAustralia, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
South Africa
Herschelle Gibbs
Series resultSouth Africa led the 5-match series 3-1
Match numberODI no. 2840
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, First Session 10.00-13.30 Interval 13.30-14.15, Second Session 14.15-17.45
Match days13 April 2009 - day (50-over match)
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Shane Harwood
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